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Comment 02 Dec 2015

I think UABuckeye meant subjectively questioning the ceiling of the offense.

And I think you, like a lot of people, have assumed his arm strength is less than adequate because the other guy known as 12-Gauge had a cannon for an arm. JT's arm strength is not limited, nor does it impact what OSU wants to do on offense.

Even if a QB has a weak arm, they can still be successful in college. Just look at what the BGSU QB did this year. It takes a good half-hour for the ball to get there on a 5 yd out but he still gets it done.

Comment 28 Sep 2015

If anyone is questioning Beck right now because of the QB play then yes, you are overreacting. I think JT's issues are pretty simple. He has a case of the yips, trying to do too much with his opportunities.

Cardale, because he has a big arm, doesn't use proper mechanics at times which is why we saw most of his balls thrown short. He wasn't transferring his weight on those throws which resulted in him using mostly all arm strength on those throws. That is basic mechanics that are taught early on from a coach that knows the mechanics of the position. The only thing Beck could possibly influence at this point is teaching Dolodale his reads.

It's way too early to know how Beck is performing. It will be 2016 before we have an opportunity to evaluate him.

Comment 16 Sep 2015

This happened on an actual football field during the season a ways down the road. Bluffton did the same thing. Maintenance guy sprayed weed killer all over the field and didn't realize it. It rained bad the night we played them and it obviously became known as the "mud bowl."

Comment 27 Aug 2015

Good to see some of my fellow Findlay folks here on 11W.

It was a good read. We play them next week so I'll be seeing plenty of film on him this weekend.

Comment 19 Aug 2015

Platooning: have an athlete play in rotation with one or more teammates at the same position.

If it is part of a personnel package as I described the Leak/Tebow deal, then yes maybe Urban does that. But it would be limited. Knowing there is another QB on the sidelines that is just as good as the starter, I would think that defensive coordinators need to be aware and prepare for both regardless. The backup is only a play away from being in the game as we saw last year. DCs do not gameplan this because there is typically a drop off from the #1 to the #2.

As I said before, it is not a good idea and QBs hate it unless it is very limited. Both have said as much.

Comment 19 Aug 2015

DJ, I tried finding you on Facebook so we could be friends but couldn't find your profile. I even searched "Dilbert Juan Byrnes" and got nothing. What gives?

Comment 19 Aug 2015

I don't blame them. Platooning QBs is a terrible idea. Part of playing the position requires getting in to a rhythm during the game. It's difficult to do that when you play a couple of series and then have to sit for a while.

The Chris Leak/Tim Tebow comparison is brought up regularly but they were not platooning. Tebow was only brought in based on a specific personnel package. 

Comment 12 Aug 2015

I was curious about a couple of things. I wanted to know what the other team's shoes looked like and also who else sold out quickly. There are some nice designs and some not so good. But the more important thing is OSU is the only team that has sold out of these shoes so far.

Either someone at Nike was bad at forecasting the demand and missed out on additional revenue or OSU fans just flat out love their gear more than any other college fan (I know which theory I'm going with).